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Poster: ZaPenguin Date: Apr 22, 2011 8:03am
Forum: etree Subject: Is it possible to edit .FLAC metadata from within

(I originally posted this in the Audio forum, since it's more a general audio question than anything LMA specific - but that forum is deader than a sack of dead kittens, so I figure if I'm going to get any sort of response, it'll be from this forum)

I recently uploaded a few concerts to the Live Music Archive. It turns out that I incorrectly titled a certain song.

I've managed to get the derives (.mp3 / .ogg) to re-title properly, but the .FLAC file still on the server continues to have the wrong info in its TITLE field.

Is there any way to fix this, short of deleting the entire .FLAC file and re-uploading from scratch?

These are the affected files:

All mentions of "From Outer Space (What Do You Know?)" should be changed to The Flying Teapot (no quotes). So that would be:
The Flying Teapot
The Flying Teapot
Pink Lady Lemonade (incl. The Flying Teapot)


I get the feeling my difficulty in "fixing" the metadata from within the toolset may have something to do with my use of "quotations" for several other tracks, and's current inability to properly escape-sequence these out - confirm/deny?

Sorry for the lengthy wall of text!

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Poster: greenone Date: Apr 22, 2011 8:41am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Is it possible to edit .FLAC metadata from within

FLAC files are not modified in any way by the data you enter in the forms. Any existing FLAC tags are transferred to their derivatives (I think) and the form data is used to tag the derivatives as well, but if the FLAC is tagged incorrectly, you'll need to replace it.